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David McReynolds on Gun Control


Gun rights apply only to states, not individuals

The right to own firearms is not protected by the Bill of Rights, which refers to the right of each state to maintain a militia - not to the right of any citizen to own a loaded automatic weapon. I will work for a system of lincensed gun ownership and an end in the sale of automatic weapons which cannot meet any reasonable standard for hunting. The National Rifle Association may control Congress but it does not control the Socialist Party.
Source: Press Conference announcing candidacy Sep 7, 1999

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